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>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler in new york, and here are the top stories. people in west virginia can use their tap water again. a chemical leak five days ago contaminated the water supply. west virginia's governor says tests say the chemical is in the water but diluted enough to match federal safety levels. >> chris christie needing to answer more questions, whether he used sandy relief fund on a tv ad. the audit will take months. >> a south-west airlines plane back in flight after spending
the night at an airport. . boeing could not take off until the people were off. the airline and faa are investigating. >> yankees baseball star alex rodriguez filed a lawsuit against major league baseball trying to stop his season-long substantial. if he is uphold, he will not get his 2500 salary due in 2014. those are the headlines i'm john siegenthaler, we'll see you back. "consider this" with antonio mora is next. see you here at 11:00. >> into both 2016 presidential favourites under fire. chris christie's bridge-gate is
coming, now an ad being looked at. hillary clinton for having a list. your next car may have wi-fi, how safe is your info. i'm antonio mora, welcome to "consider this". . >> so the winner of the truck of the year is the chevrolet silverado 1500. >> i'm not the president, i'm not an investor. i'm dennis rodman. >> we understand it will be a tough negotiation. >> we have landed on the wrong run way, airport. >> it scares me. >> i heard about this. i have to say it's a mystery. >> the book has been hijacked by people along the political spectrum.
>> we begin with incoming fire on three major political fronts. new jersey governor chris christie's troubles go beyond the george washington bridge traffic meltdown. an audit has been ordered into a $25 million marketing campaign that ran. more than $4.5 million of those funds went to ads to boost tourism, ads that featured chris christie. >> we are stronger. open for everyone. >> the jersey shore is open. >> the word is spreading. >> meanwhile, bill and hillary clinton are facing questions about a compiling of a list of what leading democrats were naughty or nice to the clinton, and president obama is fending questions about the critical memoir penned by former secretary of defense robert gates. >> robert gates was an outstanding secretary of defense, a good friend of mine and i'll always be grateful for
his service >> i'm joined by bill schneider, professor at george mason university. and scholar at third way, an al jazeera contributor. and michael shure from los angeles, and from washington d.c., new york "daily news" washington bureau chief james warren. i'll start with you. the stories in new jersey have been around. a new jersey paper said the christy demonstration -- admission awarded the contract to a firm that charged more than its competitor. and the ads included chris christie's family in its plans. the timing of this audit, does it suggest piling on and kicking a guy when he's down. >> it started before the bridge controversy and has been looked at for a while.
it was taxpayers' money, for relief from damage by hurricane sandy. that gives the government a right to audit and look into the use of those funds. it is a form of recovery. it was a campaign year when the ads ran. the governor was running for re-election. >> colin reed had this to say monday recording reports of this audit by the housing and urban developments department inspector general saying: >> what pressure does this pout on chris christie, coming soon after the mess with the george washington bridge became an issue. >> the only polling that i have seen in the last 48 hours, my
warm weather friends in l.a., is suggesting that he hasn't taken much of a hit. his positive polling is in the mid 30s, and it hasn't gone down as a result. remember, $60 billion were appropriated by congress. if it's a scandal, it's how little of that money got to those who really need it. as far as money spent on the marketing, i'm not sure what you are supposed to say. should we hold out the boss bruce springstein. would he have been more appropriate. clearly chris christie is one of the best-known spokesmen for the state. this was, i think, justifiable to at least have a marketing campaign to assist those businesses that were ravaged up and down the coast. >> one of the issues that has been brought up in the context of all this is whether the governor created a culture of
bullying, being a political retribution, and jersey city's mayor said chris christie cancelled meetings with six straight agency after the mayor passed on endorsing the governor. that can't be helping chris christie, given that bullying is a big part of the conversation. >> until james warren spoke, nothing has been helping chris christie. i'm not surprised democrats all over the state come out saying what chris christie did to them. it's typical politics and new jersey. pay-back politics in the pay-back state. the timing that you mentioned is terrible for governor christy. this could have been talked out of. this whole issue with the ad. it used to happen in new york. after hurricane in florida. they said we have to put
ourselves in this and say, "come back to florida, we are open for business." it is part of it. this on top of the infighting going on, it does not help governor christy. >> the big favourite for 2016 is hillary clinton, and critics who view her as lady mcbeth had a boost from a political story, describing a list that clintons kept on developments who helpeded or hurt hillary clinton in her 2008 campaign. clair mcas call made the list after endorsing president obama and making this comment about president clinton. >> he has been a great leader but i don't want my daughter near him. >> that did not make the clintons happy. keeping the hit list, does that put the clintons in the same
category, being bullies, like chris christie. >> no, here is the reason - politics are not bean bag. every politician keeps a list. they want to know who has done them favours and wronging. clair mcas call insulted president clinton. the difference is chris christie's revenge, bullying if you want, hurt innocent people. the mayor didn't even know that this was happening because of politics. he didn't know it was revenge, and it hurt tens of thousands of innocent schoolchildren and commuters and emergency workers, and they didn't know it was part of a political revenge plot. >> a politico said: >> it seems like the clinton
went furtherer with this than political thinking and keeping a list of who is who. they were grading people on a 7-point scale, depending on how good or bad they were. >> getting ready for the sochi winter olympics - loyalty, 4.2 from the russian judge. you know, as bill said, and the late mayor of washington, the first black mayor used that. politics are not beanbag. this was a bitter primary contest between the clintons essentially and the upstart, young, united states senator from the state of illinois. i remember sitting at a dinner with a prominent barack obama aid and this person was has harsh as one could be about hillary clinton. he levelled her as untrustworthy, not fit for the
office. so you saw it on the other side. the interesting thing would have been if they had taken their hit list to the white house. if they had the chance to play spoils politics, had the chance to parcel out favours and build bridges in one place, and not another. we'll never know. although perhaps might we know in 2016. do they take out the list, which includes the secret the secretary of state successor. senator john kerry. >> and a bunch of others. democrats and others made hay about nixon's enemies' list. if that was not a good thing, how is this a good thing? >> it isn't a good thing. i don't think it's - as bill said, i don't think it's a bad thing. the dellination of numbers, hearing john kerry on the list. i wonder where john louis fits in. he was a big clinton supporter. he left, and he supported barack
obama. did he get a free pass for the obvious reasons. you know, at the end of the day, if she is the nominee, people will back the nominee. i think these sort of things happen. you never want to be talked about in the same breath as richard nixon. if it sticks it could be harmful. i don't think it's devastating for hillary clinton. >> the big political news before the chris christie was bob gates former defense secretary's memoir. he is not backing off criticism of joe biden and congressman. he is softening things. let's listen to that. >> i think there's a difference when you are in the senate and campaigning for office and when you have the responsibility of office, and when she had the responsibilities of office, as i say, i never heard her bring domestic politics into the issue >> he's talking about accusations that hillary and
president obama politicized the opposition to the iraqi surge. the book still, though, and the gebs secretary leaves the impression of an underlying disrespect of dismissal of senior leaders by the white house, could that hurt them in 2015, hurt hillary clinton. >> it won't hurt her. but a republican wanted to know why robert gates published the book now. it shows a lack of courtesy and report. he had a lot of good things to say. the book is filled with prays. there was a comment that was critical. they brought politics into it. when you are about to run for president, politics is on your mind. hillary is writing a memoir in june, is that okay. it's not okay for gates, but okay for hillary.
>> when you leave the administration, there is what i assume mccain aloouds to, there's a comfortable period of time that you wait to write the memoire about. you are not going to sell books unlike some that are loyal soldiers. in fact, you know, it's different with hillary clinton writing a book as she is preparing to run for president as robert gates. a memoir picking little things out. at a time when they are midstream. >> when you get a final question occupant. new numbers from the health and human services show 24% signed up for obamacare. some show the proportions of the young and vincible. a third of obamacare are over 55, close to 80% of the total were ellagible for federal
subsidies, what does that suggest about economics going forward? >> there are problems, and to cap the session here by fleshing out another nix ownian analogy or reference, since you started this, with nixon, follow the money, that's what deep throat told bob woodward. follow the money and what the insurers do. you have one big health care company. put out an advisory, make it clear. they were nervous of what the economics need. that stuff is important. unless they get enough healthy young people in the pools, they'll have to jack up the rates they are charging. i would say follow the money. until now the insurers have been in bed, very, very supportive of them. if one starts seeing - come mid march, if one sees fissures in
the dam we'll have real problems with this. still we'll be left with what i found again in going to see a doctor, the, you know, craziness of our privatized - privately dominated health care system, where you go to one hospital and spend $10,000 for the same surgery you can get in another part of town. for now the insurers are supportive. the figures will make them nervous. conventional wisdom. the young are slow to do this sort of thing. they'll come aboard. a higher percentage, 18 to 34s had better come forward or the economics of this will be a rather challenging for the administration. >> i'm seeing nods agreeing with you from los angeles. thank you all for bean on the show. >> coming up, is russia undermining the new nuclear deal with iran? an american
journalist risk their lives to bring a shocking look at north korea. we'll bring you the footage. and the top stories on the web. >> one country is making it illegal for some couples to hold hands in public. it could hold a 10 year imprisonment sentence, i'll tell you what secretary of state john kerry had to say about that.
>> just as the historic deal to cap iran's nuclear program is set to get under way there's a wrinkle. iran and russia are negotiating an oil for good swap worth $1.5 billion letting iran increase oil in defiance of western sanctions. this, as president obama threatens to veto new sanctions gaining momentum in the senate. >> my preference is for peace and diplomacy. this is a reason i sent a message to congress, that now is not the time for us to impose new sanctions, it's the time to allow diplomats and technical experts to do work. >> i'm joined by reza marashi,
who spent four years in the office of iranian airs. he is now rorch director at the iranian american council and joins us from washington d.c. and in nrk by david rhode who covered the u.s. diplomatic situation. he's a two-time pulitzer prize-winning journalist from his reporting and the author of beyond war, reimagining american influence in a new middle east. great to have you back on the show. i want to start with you, dade. the white house is nod happy with the deal between iran and russia. reuters broke the story. what do you know about this. how much danger is there about how it will violate and scuttle of nuclear deal. >> it's a good deal. they are talking is it the about the barter agreement could lead to a 50% increase in the amount of oil that iran can sell abroad
and undermine things. it's a dangerous chain reaction where the deal happens between iran and russia encouraging members of the u.s. senate and cronn yeses to enact further sanctions and the dynamic takes off. >> creating a vicious circle. >> it could be defeated politically on both sides. there's growing momentum for sanctions in congress despite the fact that harry reid says he will not bring a vote to the table. what do you think will happen if there continues to be bipartisan pressure to increase the sanctions on iran? >> now that members of the senate are getting a sense of what is in the bill, having increased conversations with the white house, you are sensing trepidation. people who are cosponsors want to hear the assessment.
they know full-well what the community says. it said new sanctions would torr peedo the deal. you are seeing a bit of cold feet. >> why is the "wall street journal" then saying that according to their report, that there may be a veto prove number of 67 supporters in the senate for the sanctions. >> different people have a different count. i heard 67, 59, 50. at the end of the day what we need to keep our eye on is wednesday. when president obama will sit with the caucus and get into what this deal is, and equip them to support the diplomatic track and deal, and peel away those that are doubters to ensure that the united states lives up to its end of the bargain. >> let's look at the deal. the agreement restricts iran's nuclear enrichment, ads inspections, there's a timetable
reaching a permanent accord. this is only temporary. iran has $6 billion to $7 billion over the six months. secretary of state john kerry admitted that the next phase will be very hard. >> negotiations will be very difficult. they are the best chance that we have to be able to resolve this critical national security issue peacefully. >> iran keeps saying that they have not given up the right to enrich, and they continue the tough talk after the agreement was reached. the iranian deputy foreign minister said they will never dismantle the nuclear centrifuges, but they are unplugging it for now, but it could be done overnight and they could be back to where they were before. >> that's the issue. the key thing is enrichment. will the iranians have ability to enrich for a peaceful nuclear program.
the administration signals that they'd accept that. the governor of israel and american senators said, "no," they want a deal with no enrichment and centrifuges. can they bridge the gap? will the u.s. congress agree that the iranians can have some form of enrichment. they have to have some kind of program >> do you think the hardliners will scuttle this? >> yes, in washington and tehran. there's no question. what we have seen is an unprecedented political coalition that the president has put together. and he has backing from a diverse swath of individuals and factions within the system. that's been key in the administration's ability to deliver the iranian's end of the bargain up to this point. both sides will have hard liners much the trick is how do we box
them in to make sure that a sustained diplomatic process is carried out, the same way it works everywhere else. >> a separate issue with respect to iran is the nuclear deal begins on january 20th. iran, which has been strongly behind bashar al-assad's government in the civil war in syria. they are saying that they want to be included in the talks. let's listen to iranian foreign minister mohammad javad zarif. >> translation: these parties will regret the efforts undertaken to have the participation of iran to find a solution and end to the syrian crisis >> any chance this will happen because the foreign minister in britain said unless they agreed that bashar al-assad had to go, they shouldn't be there. >> it's an interesting question. iran is calling the west's bluff. the u.s. says "we want to change
and have bashar al-assad out. iran is all in. they are sending huge amounts of weapons. moscow has done the same thing. they are backing bashar al-assad more aggressively than the u.s. likely iran will not go to the peace conference and there will not be an agreement out of geneva ii. >> iran is becoming a serious player. is that what they are negotiating for. they are causing problems in yemen, bahrain, is that why they want a seat at the table because they want to extend their influence. >> since 1979 united states and the european allies, to a lesser extent, sought to exclude iran, and they forced itself to the table. there's no shortage of issues in this part of the world that can be solved without iran at the table. for the past 10-20 years we tried and have not been able to. the only thing we haven't tried is talking to them.
there's no question they are doing what we don't like. diplomacy provide a realistic opportunity for that to happen. kerr ror continues to aclued to that at the -- john kerry continues to allude to that at the podium. >> thank you guys for being on the show. >> to north korea and the supreme leader. kim jong un rules the country with an iron fist. it's rare to get a glimpse of what life is like inside the secretive country. a new documentary featuring footage smuggled out of the country lays bear the overwhelming propaganda and stirrings of dissent against the regime. >> these are pictures kim jong un doesn't want the world to see. the undercoverage footage shows people forced to prove their dedication to the new leader.
>> for more i'm joined by james jones, the director of pbs frontline documentary "secret state of north korea", debuting tuesday on pbs. some of the footage is extraordinary, considering how secretive the country is and how little information is getting out, especially this, people complaining about the regime. what was involved in getting the tapes out of north korea. >> there was no free press. it's controlled by the state. some foreign journalists get in did show what the regime wants the world to see.
the military parade, the ski resorts, like dennis rodman visiting him. we wanted to find out what life was like for ordinary north koreans and teamed up with a japanese journalist who has a network of ordinary north koreans living in town. once they had the footage on memory cards they smuggled it across the border. we filmed him going to the border to meet his agents, getting the footage. >> this requires bravery on the part of north koreans, if they are caught with this they can be sent with to a concentration camp, including one that is the size of washington d.c. >> three times the size of washington d.c. when you do undercover filming you worry and take all precautions to ensure safety. in this case it's life or death. the people would be executed.
>> the camps are horrific. >> they not just send the person that violates it but three generations. >> that's how they stay in power, it's if you step out of line, it's not just you, but the family. >> you show devastating poverty, children begging. food is very scarce. let's luften to some of the documentary. >> the united nationing says the country is vulnerable to food shortages. more than a third don't have enough food to eat. s it's heartbreaking, children kicked out, living on the
streets. there is tremendous poverty and hunger. >> absolutely. lots of pictures we saw is like looking back on med evil times. it's ox-drawn carts. you know, soldiers, traditionally the people who are well off, treated well by the government were starving. we heard countless stories. the children are upsetting. it's widespread. >> you get or you have a number of situations where people are complaining about the government, talking about somehow rebelling, which is something that you think or at least in the past we thought didn't exist in north korea, because of the fear. >> this is what was surprising, looking at the footage. it's not in public, people are not gathering and demanding on the streets. certainly in private conversations behind closed doors people are voicing unhappiness and a cynicism that is surprising
>> and you show smugglers taking dvds and things back in, which is what the men love, the action film, with the hope that this will create awareness of how bad the situation is there, and how much better it is outside. >> absolutely, it's the best way to break the spell of the propaganda. if people see the outside world, tall buildings, people driving cars, eating meet. in one moment everything they have been told their lives they realised is based on a lie. >> there's incredible propaganda, including movies showing missiles hitting new york. they have speeches of kim jong un blaring over and over on the streets. and stat use tens of thousands of his father and grandfather. and people bow before them in certain ways. >> it's pervasive. the only thing or decoration you have on the wall is a picture of
kim jong un. from school upwards, it's weekly meetings, where you glorify the leaders. it's hard to escape that propaganda. >> it's powerful. amazing in this day and age that a country like that exists and thrives to some extent. the documentary tomorrow night "the secret state of nooe -- north korea." >> time to check what is trending. >> nigerian president goodluck jonathan signed a bill going further than a ban an same-sex marriage. an excerpt reads: >> even a meeting of two quay people is criminalized.
secretary of state john kerry expressed concern on the part of the united states: >> america is not alone. the british government threatened to withdraw aid to african countries that violates gay rights. >> the pew research center found 98% of knows surveyed in nigeria said society should not accept homosexuality. you can read more at aljazeera.com. tensions are high worldwide on the story. >> it's a story we followed for a while and in sudan some homosexual acts can lead to life in prison. thank you. >> ahead online reviews could undergo major changes.
>> should you worry about swiping your credit card when you go to a store. what began as a theft against target grew to include hundreds of millions of customers across a number of stores, including neiman marcus and three other chains yet to be named. as the economy grows to depend more and more on the internet, what can companies do, and will any amount of protection keep us ahead of the hackers. do you trust anonymous online reviews. a decision by a virginia judge may make them a thing of the past. joining us from san francisco is danny yadron, the editor of the "wall street journal." who is targetting companies, one person or a group, or is it
common enough to be done by a number of hackers. >> the answer is both. investigators are looking into it in the u.s. secret service and a unit at verizon communications. they have not outed any particular group as the group behind this, but people i have talked to, who used to be in federal law enforcement. familiar with hacker investigations say what is happening here, where you steel a bunch of credit card numbers has all the hallmarks of being tied to organised crime, a source of revenue. it will not hurt consumers if it's the numbers indemnified, basically not charged for what people use their credit cards for, that they didn't do. is the big danger here identity theft? >> there is a possibility here. not necessarily n its own.
in the case of target, in addition to 40 million payment cards stolen some 70 million customers had other data such as full names, things like that. those are pieces in the life online. taken together it can be used to impersonate someone. the other issue is that even in addition to or credit card companies can make you whole if you fell victim, there's a lag time. in the case of target, which was disposed before the christmas holiday, there were people who cannot be made whole in time to finish holiday shopping or do last-minute travel. so at the least it is an inconvenience for consumers. it's an inconvenience to substitute a credit card. i was one of 40 million and i never heard a peep out of the
company. is there anything ta consumers need to do to protect themselves or do we depend on the retailers and the banks. >> that's being debated now. if you are a large public corporation, at what point do you tell the public, in the case of target this was broken by cyber security blog before target was forthcoming. what you can do as a consumer is you don't have to wait for the monthly statement from the credit card or bank. if you were shopping at a store in the news, check online, look for charges to places you never heard of or that may or may not be in the u.s. from there you approach the financial institution and decide whether or not you need a new card. >> and a big complaint is that we are not doing enough, the banks are not doing enough to put chips in credit cards and have us use pins. i want to move on to another
story making waves in the world of the internet. a court decision that came down in virginia. the online business review site yelp. the judge said that yelp has to share the identity of anonymous commentors and posted negative reviews. what do you think about this. this is not a first amendment issue, why should people review and trash companies anonymously without putting their names on the reviews? >> this is something not only yelp, but all the large tech companies, including google disagree with. they have lobbyists in washington. yelp hired the first lobbyiest this fall to get federal legislation on this. they view lawsuits as having a chilling effect on free speech online. in this case you are talking about a business, but if you
start getting into some of the other stories you cover, such as protest overseas, things like that. a lot of that online speech is made not with real names. >> all right. danny yadron, appreciate you joining us to talk about the issues and look forward to having you back. >> imagine hearing, "sorry, ladies and gentlemen, we have landed at the wrong airport", those were the words heard by passengers after a rough landing left them seven miles from their destination, it's the second time a large jetliner landed at the wrong airport in many months, prompting many to wonder how these incidents could happen with so many lives at stake. joinings us from south carolina did mary schiavo, aviation attorney, and the former inspector general of the department of transportation. mary, you said this kind of thing happens all the time.
i don't know if it makes me feel better. >> it happens all the time when you fly with visual flight rules. a lot of these flights are with general aviation and student pilots. it doesn't happen with a jetliner and 100 or 200 passengers. there's rules, they have to communicate with the tower and have a lighted raun way or instruments in the cockpit. while it happens a lot, it doesn't happen with fully loaded jet liners. >> and the south-west 737 was headed to branson and landed at a small local airport. in november we saw 747 cargo plane land at the wrong airport. for me, i have a gps system in my car, an iphone in my pocket taking me anywhere i want to go, within a few yards of where i want to be. how does this happen, like a big
jetliner. >> you are watching the gps. you want to get to the destination. in the case of a jetliner or a small plane, once the toir says you are cleared for a visual approach or you switch from following the instrument or the eye, once you have that, you are allowed to watch where you are going, and go where you watch. you watch the runway of the instruments that you should be monitoring, it is legal to land. there were many instruments in the 737, 700 cockpit. it's advanced. it would have told them where they were, within a few feet of exactitude. but they were not monitoring that equipment. >> in this case the tower at branson was closed. >> there is a bit of a disagreement on that. they did communicate with the toir and they got the clearance
and communicated once they landed, and when they landed they believe they chunted with the toir. we'll have to find out in the investigation who they communicated with. pt second mystery is what about the lighted run way. and our commercial practice services jet are supposed to land at a lighted run way. this would not be lighted. there's a way to do it. you key in the microphone. someone muffed have turned the mike on. there muffed have been a plane, that's an issue that you have to resolve. there's towers going back three decades. how worried do we need to be. could it lee to more cases like this? >> in the united states of america we had 20,000 airports and 5,000 are public use airports. we have 513 traffic control
towers. we have one more than last year. i guess we didn't have the closures. if you have an air traffic control tour you can land at the wrong airport. there's a lot of traffic. it happened in a greek island. there was a twa jet landed. the key was that the rup wayed looked similar. the same company. i don't think the toir closings had anything to do with it. a good pilot can land without the toir. awfully scary situation. thank you for joining us. >> straight ahead teen pregnancy rates drop in a big way. does mtv have something to do with it. your ride to work could change soon. the new advances from the floor
>> today's data dive challenges the wisdom that teen pregnancy is on the rise and m.t.v. deserve the blame. the national bureau of economic research found m.t.v.'s reality shows 16 and pregnant and it had an impact on the declining teen birth rate. >> researchers looked at the tweets as the show aired along with birth rates to girls. they claim the shows and their
cautiousry tails for contributing to a 5.7% drop in teen preingiansy after "16 and pregnant" day pud. seven out of 10 watched the show leading them to search for the term birth control online. there's room for skepticism. the teen preg jansy rate had been on the way down tore two decades. in 2012 less than 30 out of 1,000 teens gave birth. it's a 52% drop from 1991 when 62 out of 1,000 teens were pregnant the the impact of the m.t.v. show hit after the financial collapse which had already sent underage parent-hood plummeting. any decline is welcome. the ileffects of teen pregnancy are well documented. the national conference of state legislature found 30% of teen
>> there are new rides and new technology at the north america international auto show. but there's a story for what is being discussed as for what is being talked about. for more, let's bring in the car coach, lauren fix, joining us from the car shape. she's an author and automobile expert and the founder of automotive aspects inc. this may be like a super bowl for you. appreciate you taking the time out to join us. clean technology was the big excitement. huge at the auto show and not the case this year. why? >> when you look at the sale of electric vehicles, plug-ins, we wanted them, but we don't want to purchase them.
total sales show not a high take rate for the vehicle. manufacturers look at other things they can do to draw tapes. what they do is using the hybrid power to go into porschas and other vehicles and you see hybrid technology that is performance oriented. >> and the comeback of diesel. diesel had a bad reputation in the u.s. >> in the past it has, if you think about my generation and ordinarily. they thought of it assist black smoke, unreliable, high maintenance. that is gone. back in the '90s, the federal government changed the fuel. it's not gasoline. they changed it and made it low carbon. the cars had to come along with it, the chicken and egg series. the german manufacturers, all of them, except tore many, in addition to chevy, have
developed dyesel vehicles. what you are looking at vehicles that are better fuel economy, and have longer distances between them. in addition, what you are looking at is vehicles with getter retail values. >> according to researchers, 50% of the fleet, light duty and cars, 50% of the cars. >> we are looking at fuel efficiency. one thing, big news out of there is the ford f-150. the pick up truck. it's the best-selling car. it has been for a long time. it's a best-selling vehicle. it's right there behind you. >> they brought in a lot of aloom nun. >> when you think about aluminum, the average consume erts thinks it doesn't make sense. when you look at military vehicles they use a heavy game,
it's lighter than steel, stronger than steel and aluce them to get better fuel economy. now you are improving the fuel economy by five miles to the gallon and lightening the weight of a truck. that's the five miles to the gallon, it makes it strong, capable and uses different engines and drive lines. there's a huge, huge story at the show. >> doesn't it raise issues about how tough it will be and how much it can haul and, you know, when you get into a luxury car, it feels weightier than cheeper cars. >> some of it is the way the steering is. it's a lighter vehicle. and a lot of new vehicles. you are looking at luxury vehicles. bmw, aldi. they are using aluminum.
>> it is very wise of ford to come up with this. they are working with alcoa. they create a top quality aluminum. i look forward to test-driving it. >> the truck of the year was not the ford, it's the competitor, chevrolet silverado. >> this vehicle would not be eagible because it's been released to the public in 2014. what was released during 2013 was where both gm products, the chevrolet silverado, a beautiful truck, has been redesigned. they did a nice job. it was time for a change, and the core vet, a beautiful peace. who wouldn't want them. everyone wants one. they released the go 6 and the c7 r. that was exciting as well. if you are a performance car person. >> there's a lot of performance
cars making a comeback, and the core vet won car of the year. >> absolutely. gm won both. they are excited. she's the new ceo. the press was going crazy interviewing her. no more crappy cars, exciting cars. and the silver ardo and the core vet, that is what people will want. >> it's the unveiling of ceo, it's a big deal. what else are you seeing. how about the marriage of technology and the car and the issues that that is raising. ? >> you are seeing a lot of connectivity and mobility, nine out of 10 of the top manufacturers were there, showcasing android platforms and relationships was atnt and with a chip company envidia, doing multivideo interface in audi.
they produce for everywhere. they are not one brand or another. the trips are small. now they are small bringing high speed qidi. people want to take the smartphones to the car and use the laptops. kids want to do that. to meet the need and demand of consumers saying "i want this connectivity", this is where you see the future and marriage. that's what we'll see a lot more. you'll be seeing it in consumer stropics. >> you'll be driving a computer. it will raise issues of privacy. >> you think about the average car with 24 computers and 100 microprocessors. the average consumer has no idea of that. when you think about the safety issues, and think "i have a
problem with someone hacking my mail", these systems are separate. if you think about how they are built like a sandwich, we had interlocking brakes. that's the separate system. it's a separate system from the saturday belt. each has its own and manufacture and investing heavily in replacing firewalls and their cars. we have seen the cars hacked on youtube. in reality to do that you have to disassemble a car. not just for protection, but for others on the road. >> it's a brave new world. the future is there in detroit. great to have you with us. have a great week at the show. "consider this" may be over, but the conversation conditions on the website. you can see us on twitter, facebook or google+ pages. see you next time.
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